Profiting from the Plains: The Great Northern Railway and Corporate Development of the American West

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University of Washington Press, Oct 15, 2011 - History - 228 pages
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In this examination of the westward expansion of the Great Northern Railway, Strom explores James J. Hill's persistent attempts to boost the Great Northern's agricultural production along its rail routes from St. Paul to Seattle.
  

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Contents

Introduction
3
Trial and Error 18781893
13
Cooperation and Success 18931902
40
The Nations Future 19021907
64
Conflict and Disillusion 19071912
91
Isolation and Expertise 19071912
112
Retirement and Retreat 19121916
133
The Voice of the Northwest
150
Notes
159
Bibliography
193
Index
215
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Claire Strom is Rapetti-Trunzo Professor of History at Rollins College and editor of the journal Agricultural History. She is the author of Profiting from the Plains: The Great Northern Railway and Corporate Development of the American West.

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